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UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 5 | May 8, 2003

Time Piece 1967

The man who gave UBC its “soul” is about to retire. When Nestor Korchinsky came to UBC in 1967 he had a vision for a sports and recreation program. What UBC missed, he felt was an intramural sport program for all students.

“Academics give a university its character. Extracurricular activities give it personality. Together they give it a soul,” he said.

Nestor’s “soul” of UBC eventually became the largest and most comprehensive intramural sports program in North America.

He also became a legend on campus by serving as the congregation marshal for the past 25 years. But this graduation ceremony will be his last. He leaves behind a legacy that has become one of the most dominant features of UBC student life.

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